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Present law requires the state board of education to establish minimum standards for school sites, including locations, school attendance centers, the construction of buildings for school purposes, the remodeling or renovation of buildings for school purposes of a capital outlay nature and for equipment for buildings for school purposes. No local board may obligate or expend any state or local school funds for any project of a capital outlay nature that does not conform to the standards adopted by the state board. This bill requires the office of research and education accountability in the office of the comptroller to study costs of constructing and equipping new school facilities for grades K-12. Average costs must be reported for each of the three school levels, elementary, middle and high school. The office of research and education accountability must submit a report of its findings to the department of education, state board of education and the education committees of the senate and house by September 1, 2012. Biennially thereafter, the study will be repeated and a report of the results issued. This bill requires the BEP review committee to consider the report of the office of research and education accountability in determining the funding level for the nonclassroom capital outlay component in the BEP.
Votes for Bill HB3301 by the House are not available.
Votes for Bill SB3026 by the Senate are not available.